Saint Finnian of Moville

detai of a stained glass window of saint Finnian of Moville; by Watson and Company, Youghal, Ireland prior to 1916; 5th jamb, south wall of the nave in Saint Brigid's Cathedral, Kildare, County Kildare, Ireland; photographed on 4 September 2013 by Andreas F. Borchert; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Findbarr
  • Finian
  • Winin
  • Winnin



Descendant of Fiatach the Fair. Studied under Saint Colman of Dromore, Saint Mochae of Noendrum, and the school of Saint Ninian. Pilgrim to Rome. Bishop of Moville, Ireland. Founded the monastery of Druim Fionn, and the school of Moville c.540. Composed a rule and penitential code for his monks. Spiritual teacher of Saint Columba.



  • 589 of natural causes




MLA Citation

  • “Saint Finnian of Moville“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 March 2010. Web. 1 December 2015. <>